The 7 Best Weekday Brunch Spots in the Sacramento Area
Brunch is perhaps the best meal of the day. With options ranging from sweet syrup-doused options to savory egg-centric dishes — plus an inevitable selection of mimosas, Bloody Marys and other cocktails — brunch offers it all.
While the weekend is a common time to indulge in brunch foods, sometimes you simply must get your Benedict fix on a Tuesday! Behold — the best places to brunch in the Sacramento area any day of the week (including weekends, of course). Consider these local mainstays the next time you’re craving brunch food and the beloved weekend is far from sight.
Roxy Restaurant and Bar
Daily 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Roxy Restaurant and Bar
Roxy Restaurant and Bar offers one of the best settings for brunching — whether you’re in the elegant interior with a gorgeous chandelier and plush seating or outside on the airy dog-friendly patio. The breakfast menu is available from 9–11 a.m. on weekdays and the brunch menu is offered on weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and features a wide variety of options, including breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, Benedicts, and of course, plenty of brunch cocktails!
Try the Roxy Eggs Benedict, made with a potato cake, poached eggs, black forest ham and hollandaise. Or opt for the LDR Beef Breakfast Burrito with adobo, pepper and onion marinated beef, scrambled eggs, avocado salsa, sour cream and cheddar cheese, all wrapped in a flour tortilla with potato cake and spicy roasted salsa on the side. Roxy Restaurant is focused on serving locally grown, organic, handmade, and all-natural products, which means you can’t go wrong no matter what you order!
The Waffle Experience
Sacramento, Folsom + Elk Grove
Daily 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of The Waffle Experience
The Waffle Experience is rethinking the waffle one plate at a time. It all started in 2014 when two marines, Chef Michael Donoho and Jeffery Belaski, reunited outside of the barracks to create a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Their vision ultimately became a waffle-inspired menu using farm-fresh ingredients to create unique (and surprising!) recipes. The exciting savory combinations, such as waffles and house-braised pork belly, house-cured Canadian bacon and house-smoked salmon, set the Waffle Experience apart. Whether sweet or savory, each waffle is made from a yeast-based dough rather than a batter. Take a look at the unique options you can try any time of the day, such as Praise the Lard, made with house-braised pork belly, cage-free egg, arugula, roasted tomato, ricotta, cracked pepper agave syrup, and a lardon studded herb waffle.
Sacramento + Davis
Daily 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
This casual counter-serve eatery is the perfect destination for a quick brunch — especially if you want to bring your dog along, as their outdoor patio is dog-friendly! At either of their two locations, pick from a wide selection of specialty crepes, eggs, bagels, sandwiches, and other tantalizing breakfast and lunch options. As can be implied from the name, Crepeville is especially known for their delicious crepes, including both savory and sweet options! Choose from their creative recipes or opt to build your own crepe, selecting from a number of fresh ingredients. In addition to the unique menu, Crepeville sticks out from the brunch crowd for their long hours! That’s right — you can enjoy brunch food as late as 11 p.m. any day of the week.
Bacon & Butter
Tuesday–Friday 7 a.m.–3 p.m. + Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Rachel Valley via Bacon & Butter
Bacon & Butter is the epitome of all the things Sacramento stands for in the culinary world. This modern eatery in the Tahoe Park neighborhood serves California farm-to-table fare, showcasing only what is in season with a focus on local purveyors. The team regularly shops at local farmers’ markets and the menu at Bacon & Butter changes on a regular basis, reflecting the current bounty of the region. Peruse the menu, which covers an array of options — including staples like their biscuit sandwich, waffle, breakfast burrito or grilled cheese Benedict.
Plus, executive chef and owner, Billy Zoellin, will often switch things up with creative concoctions you may only have the opportunity to sample for a few days. Enjoy anything on the menu, whether you’re craving hearty breakfast foods or a savory lunch option, on weekdays (except Monday!) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday–Sunday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Pushkin’s
If you’re gluten-free, you are well-acquainted with Pushkin’s, an exclusively gluten-free eatery in the heart of Midtown. Their brunch menu includes an array of options, including baked goods, main egg-centric dishes, sandwiches, salads and bowls. Pushkin’s also has a robust drink menu, including non-alcoholic options like tea, juice and coffee, in addition to signature cocktails, wine, cider, and of course, mimosas available by the glass or carafe. Vegans will love the completely vegan brunch menu at Pushkin’s, with baked goods, plates, sandwiches, salads and bowls. There are so many options at Pushkin’s! But there is one thing you won’t find here: gluten.
The Mimosa House
East Sacramento + Rancho Cordova
Sunday–Monday 7 a.m.–3 p.m. + Tuesday–Saturday 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
El Dorado Hills, Folsom + Roseville
Daily | 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
With five locations in the region, The Mimosa House is super accessible, no matter where you live in the Greater Sacramento Area. The breakfast menu includes an impressive selection of options to choose from, including classic breakfast combinations, scrambles, omelets, Benedicts, skillets, breakfast burritos, sweet and savory crepes, pancakes, waffles, and much more. Plus, The Mimosa House wouldn’t be The Mimosa House without their unparalleled selection of mimosas. In fact, they have an entire lengthy menu focused on their mimosa creations, including flavors like crooked cranberry, wicked apple, peachy keen, cherry pie, Jolly Rancher, Maui mango and much more.
Fox & Goose Public House
Monday–Saturday 6:30 a.m.–2 p.m. + Sunday 6:30 a.m.–3 p.m. (Breakfast Hours) | See Full Hours
Photo Courtesy of Nicholas Wray via Fox & Goose
The original Fox & Goose in West Yorkshire has been in operation for over 200 years and the Sacramento installment captures its traditional English qualities while adding special characteristics unique to NorCal. While many frequent Fox & Goose for its happy hour, dinner menu or live music, this neighborhood hotspot should not be missed during brunch time. In fact, you can enjoy the breakfast menu at Fox & Goose every day of the week from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (and as late as 3 p.m. on Sundays!). Options include pub grills, omelets, waffles and a myriad of specials. Complement your meal with one of their specialty mimosas, made with an array of delicious combinations of ingredients like cranberry juice, grenadine, pineapple juice, lemonade and more.
What brunch hotspots do you frequent during the week? Let us know in the comments below!
Category Davis, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Folsom, Neighborhood Guides, Roseville, Sacramento
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.